“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A popular joke on the joke is:
“A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender says, what is this, a joke?”
The joke (which has many versions about the varied people who enter the bar) has been cited in print since at least 1999.
Forbidden Planet (August 21, 1999)
A black guy, a white guy, a Catholic priest, a Lutheran minister, a Rabbi, a hooker, a chicken, a football player, a baseball player, a wife, a husband, a Pole, a Russian, a little boy, a dog, a drunk, an Irishman, Saint Peter, and a penguin walk into a bar. Bartender says, “What is this, a joke?”
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i’ll leave my first post with a joke..........stop me if ya heard this 1 before..........a priest a nun and a rabbi walk into a bar and sit down............the bartender walks over and says...........what the hell is this......a joke?...........later folks..............
How the Rich, Famous & Successful Really Got Their Careers and Businesses Going (and how You Can, Too!)
By Ray Simon
Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books
Use storytelling formats. Example: “A rabbi, a nun, and an Irishman walk into a bar in New York City, the bartender takes one look at them and says, ‘What is this? A joke?’”
The Sequel to Stolen Minds
By Robert L. Cunningham
San Jose, CA: Writer’s Showcase
“Well,” Greg continued, “a priest, a nun, a rabbi, a lawyer and a doctor walk into a bar. The bartender takes one look at them and says, ‘What is this? A joke?’.”
March 2003, Popular Mechanics, “Why We Laugh” by Jim Wilson, pg. 40:
A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender asks: “What is this, a joke?”
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Another Bar Joke? You try!
The bar joke that ends all bar jokes:
A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, “What is this, a joke?”
Using Humor to Reverse-engineer the Mind
By Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel Clement Dennett and Reginald B. Adams
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
A priest, a rabbi and a nun walk into a bar, and the bartender asks them, “What is this, a joke?”
A Way with Words
What is This, a Joke?
Posted by grantbarrett on October 5, 2013
A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender says, what is this, a joke? Yep.
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